LUGDUNUM (Lyon), ancient Gallia Lugdunensis, modern France.
COORDINATES: 45º45’31.24’’N // 4º49’11.20”E
TIPOLOGY : Roman odeon. Urban.
DATE: Mid- II A.D.
CAPACITY: 4.000 spectators.
CAVEA: Facing east. 75 m. diameter. Maenianum: Ima cavea with 16 rows of seats in 4 cunei –two of them very smalls-; Summa cavea with 5 rows in 5 cunei.
ORCHESTRA: 21 m. diameter,, including bisellia. There are remains of original marble floor.
STAGE BUILDING: Scaenae frons was rectilinear, it had a big porticus post scaenam.
LOCATION: Close to the roman theatre.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Landes, Christian (Ed.); “Le gout du theatre a Rome et en Gaule romaine”. Musée de Lattes, 1989. // Sear, Frank; “Roman theatres: an architectural study”. Oxford University Press, 2006. // Ciancio Rossetto, Paola; Giuseppina Pisani Sartorio (eds); “Teatri Greci e Romani: alle origini del linguaggio rappresentato”. Rome: SEAT, 1995. // De Leseleuc, Anne; “La Gaule. Architecture et civilisation”. Paris, Flammarion, 2001. // Knight, Jeremy; “Roman France. An archaeological field guide”. Gloucestershire, Tempus, 2001.
OUT OF PRINT: In the upper part of Lyon, in the upper cavea of the ancient odeon, eating a croissant who had just been born, the heat in the hand, the cold in the face, the eyes in the frog waiting for the rain to made bright the marble colour pieces of that wonderful orchestra.